David R. Buys

David R. Buys

David R. Buys is the state health specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and associate professor in the department of food science, nutrition, and health promotion at MSU.


America’s farmers are getting older, and young people aren’t rushing to join them

By: , and - October 12, 2023

On Oct. 12, National Farmers’ Day, Americans honor the hardworking people who keep the world fed and clothed. But the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The average American farmer is 57 and a half years old, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up sharply […]